Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has conceded in a RangersTV interview, that Greg Stewart has ‘given him something to think about’ ahead of Wednesday’s trip to Aberdeen.

The 29-year-old came on as a substitute with 15 minutes remaining against Hearts on Sunday afternoon and scored twice as the Gers handed out a 5-0 beating.

Stewart’s first came following good work from Sheyi Ojo. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The lifelong bluenose was showered with praise by Bears and his contribution didn’t go unnoticed by his manager.

Rangers boss has Stewart headache ahead of Aberdeen trip

“I always knew I was bringing him on because he’s trained ever so well,” Gerrard told RangersTV after the game. “I was thinking of starting him but I wanted to try something different today with Joe Aribo up there.”

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“Greg was really close to getting a start today, but I’m really happy with him coming off the bench and being hungry to get on the scoresheet and he’s certainly given me something to think about.”

The versatile attacker wheels away after netting his second and Rangers’ fifth. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Verdict

We had tipped Stewart to start this one and it seems he was very much on Gerrard’s radar for a time.

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He responded in the best possible way to missing out, though, and has put himself in contention to turn out against his old club Aberdeen on Wednesday evening.

Back in September, he scored and registered an assist in a 5-0 win over the Dons and he’d be mighty popular with the supporters if he could repeat that kind of performance up at Pittodrie.

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